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AuthorRe: Pirates/Flashcard Users beware! Nintendo's got their eyes on ya!
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10,976. Posted:

@geek-master: the GameShark is alive and well :3

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AuthorRe: If there were no Mario Bros.
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10,977. Posted:

if there were no Mario Bros., Ninty would'a come up with something else. Perhaps the Luigi Bros.?

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AuthorRe: So apparently the Hold Your Wii victim's family made 16 mil...
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10,978. Posted:

Sylverstone wrote:

At least now she can rest in peace.... with a Wii, I suppose.

She didn't even win the Wii. She came in second, and got a pair of Justin Timberlake tickets as a consolation prize. though i suppose they could buy a Wii with some of the money once they get their first installment...

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10,979. Posted:

hopefully that wii was already non-functional... :(

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AuthorRe: So apparently the Hold Your Wii victim's family made 16 mil...
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10,980. Posted:

@edhe: yes, that change would work. :3

Sometimes I wonder if the courts make decisions on amounts expecting the defendants to appeal down the line, though, so they award high knowing that it'll settle onto some mid-range number that they really feel is appropriate in the situation, but they don't want to just award that number because they know it'll have an appeal filed against it and be reduced further... i dunno. :/

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AuthorRe: So apparently the Hold Your Wii victim's family made 16 mil...
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10,981. Posted:

@edhe: That award was from the judge/jury combo. The family did not specify amounts in their filing.

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AuthorRe: Is $40 Too High for A New DS Game (In The U.S.)?
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10,982. Posted:

@NARH: it would depend very much on the game involved, how much it had to offer, and how much I really, really wanted it, but I know I would pass on it until the price dropped or i could find it used for less. $50 for a DS game is definitely too much for me personally, lol (it's actually a little high for Wii games too, tbh).

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AuthorRe: So apparently the Hold Your Wii victim's family made 16 mil...
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10,983. Posted:

Vendetta wrote:

This is what happens when people educated beyond their intelligence convince others of even less intelligence that still others are to blame for their misfortunes.

I disagree -- this is what happens when people who know better willingly take risks with other people's lives, hoping that what happened to others during their disastrous contests/hazing somehow won't happen to them. It's also what happens when the survivors of those people who die have enough money to proceed with filing charges against those willing to ignore their own 'common sense'.

Also, the filing papers say that she didn't sign any release of liabilty. I'd be interested to know if any release form came up during the trial, though.

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10,984. Posted:

@NARH: yeah, that sum was pretty arbitrary and obviously meant to punish the big bad corporation for being mean to/hurting the poor little lady. she didn't actually get that, though, which is where i got confused. :3

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10,985. Posted:

@NARH: which sum did you not agree with, the $2.86 million she was originally awarded, or the $640,000-some (compensatory and punitive total) it was reduced to by the judge, or the less-than-that otherwise-undisclosed amount they settled on afterward? Note that McDonalds absolutely refused to settle before the case went to trial (she had originally asked for $20,000 -- hindsight's 20/20, i guess).

In terms of that case, people tend to focus more on the original award (which is based on two days' worth of coffee sales at McDonalds, estimated at 1.35 million per day back then) than what she actually received, which was considerably less. They also tend to ignore the fact that the jury found her 20% responsible and McDonalds 80% responsible, and her award amounts were adjusted accordingly. Considering McDonalds only wanted to give her about $800 to cover her medical bills, which were more in the $11,000 range, and their flat refusal to settle pre-trial, they deserved what they got IMO.

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10,986. Posted:

i remember playing Pole Position in the arcade when I was little; it was my favorite game. I was juuuuust barely tall enough to be able to press the pedal, steer the wheel, and see the screen.

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AuthorRe: WTF? Game Reveiw Scores
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10,987. Posted:

(a) according to metacritic, they gave it a 2.5. Does metacritic have the wrong score up?

(b) Considering they (OPM) weren't the only ones giving that game a bad review/score, it looks like you've got more than just them to blame if it really was the reviews alone that ran GRIN out of business. :3

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AuthorRe: People who bought Pokemon Red also bought Gold, right?
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10,988. Posted:

Amorous+Badger wrote:

If you're old enough to remember Pokemon Red and Blue, you're too old to be still playing Pokemon ;)

Get off my lawn, you. :P

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AuthorRe: So apparently the Hold Your Wii victim's family made 16 mil...
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10,989. Posted:

@Swerd_Murd: you sound pretty bitter that other people were willing to participate in a radio contest to try and win something for their kid. That's all it was to them -- a radio contest. Who dies from one of those? According to the court documents, the contestants weren't notified about the dangers of water intoxication, nor that they could die from attempting to perform the 'hold your wee for a wii' stunt. A nurse even called in informing the defendants of the dangers of water intoxication and that the contest could wind up with someone dead, and their response was 'oh, they all signed release forms, so it's okay' (even though the lady who died, at the very least, had never signed one). Those guys didn't do their homework or consult a doctor before beginning the contest, nor did they bother to listen to the person/people warning them while the contest was underway; by continuing to egg the contestants on even while they were feeling unwell or in distress bladder-wise, it's serious negligence on their part.

If you're saying that you personally wouldn't have gone through with a lawsuit if your wife had done something so dangerous and died of it, that you feel it would've been her fault, great. Good for you. But that family didn't feel that way, and it's totally your bagadouche side talking when you say you're 'irate' that a family was awarded (insert sum here) by a judge and jury for the death of a loved one. Where do you draw the line? What do you feel is the monetary value of a wife and a mother of three? (note that the family did not specify any numbers in their complaint, either -- that number came from the judge and jury, not them.)

all that aside, that award will probably be whittled down by future reductions (as happens regularly in lawsuits with large monetary awards) and lawyer's fees, so even though they were awarded $16.2 million, they'll probably be lucky to see half of that, and in the meantime, that father has lost his wife and those kids will have to go through the rest of their lives without their mother. Money won't be able to replace that, but at the least the kids'll get to go to college and the finances won't be so tight on the husband (three kids are some serious baggage, there's no telling whether or not he'll be able to remarry before the kids are grown).

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AuthorRe: Super Mario World Boggle the Mind
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10,990. Posted:

Warios+Ass wrote:

Yea that's what helped me find all of the secrets in the game. Like cheetahman said, if the level's dot is red instead of yellowish it means there is an alternate exit (must find key)

not all the secret exits are keyed, though ;)

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10,991. Posted:

sadly, i missed the Your Daily Log thread. apparently it was legendary. :(

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10,992. Posted:

@cheetahman: here it is in all its glory. truly, that was a proud day for the NL forums. :3

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10,993. Posted:

i believe we already had that in the hand-washing thread, didn't we?

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10,994. Posted:

@edhe: i use the Oral-B Satin Tape kind... some of my teeth are kinda tightly up against each other, and i like how easily it slips between them so I can get everything squeaky clean. also, i just throw mine into the bathroom trash can when i'm done, lol. no big deal. :3

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10,995. Posted:

pixelman wrote:

@Machu: You've been tempting me with your naked brain long enough!

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daaaaaaaahahaha win

also, hooray, Metang, glad it worked :3

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10,996. Posted:

@machu: it's the default browser for apple computers :3

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10,997. Posted:

How to Delete Cookies; there's info there for quite a few different platforms/browsers. :3

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10,998. Posted:

Did you try deleting your cookies from NL, Metang? You can also try holding down the shift key as you hit the reload button in your browser; that works for me on the computer i'm using at the moment (it's running kubuntu and won't do anything when I hit shift+F5, though it reloads normally when i just hit F5).

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10,999. Posted:

Prosody responded to the original thread here.

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11,000. Posted:

Have you tried shift-F5ing/clearing your cache? Try deleting any login cookies from NL, too.

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